Mr. Mark Amodei holds the title and receives the salary of U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, but he is no public servant.   

Would a public servant instruct the staff of his Washington, D.C., office to tell a constituent, “Please hold for a moment,” and then put that constituent on hold for 6 hours and 10 minutes, at which point they hung up and went home? 

This was no aberration either. The staff had done the same thing for an hour, two hours, three, four. This was just the new record, established last week.

Would a public servant refuse to answer every question – every single one -- submitted to him for more than two years comprising more than 500 phone calls and more than 100 messages sent through his website?

Would a public servant refuse to speak one word to a constituent who has politely asked literally hundreds of times to speak with him or even his scheduler?  

Would a public servant continue to employ a chief of staff, Bruce Miller, who, annoyed that a constituent would persist in asking questions, said he was going file a false police report saying that the constituent had threatened murder?  

I have experienced all of the above and more. Multiple times after I tried calling and was hung up on immediately and repeatedly, his staff put up a voicemail greeting saying they were closed for Veterans Day – months away from Veterans Day.

I’ve complained to the Republican Party of Washoe County and to the staffs of my senators. After the shocking murder threat craziness, a few weeks ago, I reported the chief of staff to the Capitol Police and filed a complaint with the ACLU. Nothing has changed.

I am writing to tell my story. Every word is true, no exaggeration. I ask Mr. Amodei to please resign, and I ask all who read this to contact him with the same request.

Just don’t expect an answer.   



Ed Cohen

Reno